Special Collections, with appreciation, has received funding to acquire and process the Lou Harrison Archive. The Rex Foundation and the Unbroken Chain, two foundations established by members of the Grateful Dead, generously contributed to the acquisition of Lou Harrison material for the Archive. Members of the Grateful Dead had a long association with Harrison, having performed together on several occasions at San Francisco Symphony programs, and they recognized the importance of Harrison's musical contributions. Without their support some of Harrison's essential manuscripts and recordings would not have been part of the Archive. Special Collections also acknowledges Richard Faggioli for his contributions towards the archiving and preservation of music at UCSC and for his continued interest shown to Special Collections' holdings. We are particularly grateful to the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York for awarding a grant to Special Collections to support preparing the inventory and preserving Lou Harrison's music manuscripts. Delmas Foundation support has allowed for the construction of a detailed electronic finding aid of the manuscript collection available through this web site. We thank the Delmas Foundation for assisting us in making this special resource accessible to the public and for their continued efforts to support scholarly resource sharing beyond institutional boundaries.

We are particularly grateful to Charles Hanson, longtime personal archivist to Lou Harrison, who patiently identified the music manuscripts within the archive and prepared the inventory provided in the finding aid. This web site and the archive's finding aid has been constructed by UCSC's Online Archive of California Unit members.